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[movies]Naomi Harris Rosenblatt -€“ 31-December-2010 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Naomi Harris Rosenblatt on December 31, 2010 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Naomi Harris Rosenblatt has had a distinguished career in Washington, D.C. as a psychotherapist and Bible teacher. Born in Haifa, she lived in Palestine during the time of the British Mandate and witnessed first hand the birth of the state of Israel...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Bible; Psychotherapy; Israel
Downloads: 59
[movies]Susan Leader€“ 23-July- 2008- To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Susan Leader was born in Springfield, Vermont in 1951. Her life story is rooted in both the Jewish-American experience and the back-to-the-land movement of the early 1950's in rural Vermont. Her grandfather left Poland and settled in Bennington, Vermont about 1910. There he led religious services, gave Hebrew lessons and opened a meat market and grocery store. As his finances improved prospered, he purchased farmland and property in the downtown area...
Keywords: Vermont; Land movement; potter
Downloads: 11
[movies]Aviva Kempner - 13-February-2011 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Aviva Kempner on February 13, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner was born in Berlin after World War II to an American father and a Polish mother. Her desire to understand her parents led her to a career in filmmaking. Although she herself did not live through the Holocaust, she used her first film, Partisans of Vilna, to highlight the heroism of those who resist...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Filmmaking; Jewish Heroes; WWII
Downloads: 29
[movies]Louise Azose - 18-April-2001 -€“ Weaving Women’s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Borsntein interviewed Louise Azose on April 18 and May 26, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born into a rabbinic Sephardic family in Bursa, Turkey, Louise Maimon followed her parents and siblings to Seattle in 1927 after her father was called to serve as a rabbi for Sehpardic Bikur Holim congregation. Married in 1929 to Jack Azose, they raised four sons and one daughter...
Keywords: Immigration; Sephardic
Downloads: 20
[movies]Ruth Frankel - 07-August-2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Ruth Frankel on August 7 and August 15, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Hebrew school teacher Ruth Frankel dedicated her life to Jewish education and the welfare of the Jewish people. Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1916, she grew up in a close modern Orthodox home, attending Hebrew school from kindergarten until high school...
Keywords: Holocaust; Immigration; Education; Modern Orthodox
Downloads: 23
[movies]Hinda Miller €“05 December 2006 €“ To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - Producer: DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Ann Zinn Buffum and Sandra Stillman Gartner, project directors, interviewed Hinda Miller on December 5 2006 in Burlington, Vermont as part of DAVAR's oral history project. Hinda Miller was born in Montreal, Canada 1950. Her grandfather had come to Canada in 1919 to close a failing Montreal furniture business owned by his uncle. Growing up in Montreal was a great experience for Hinda. The family was part of a large Jewish community and belonged to a Conservative Synagogue called Shaar Hashomayim...
Keywords: Vermont; Champlain Shakespeare Festival
Downloads: 16
[audio]Elsbeth Bothe - 14-Sep-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Elsbeth Levy Bothe on September 14 and 21, and on October 22 2001 at her home in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Weaving Women's Words project.Early influences in Elsbeth Levy Bothe’s life included her extended Hamburger family and their retail men’s clothing business, and her attendance at the progressive Park School, from which she graduated in 1945. She describes how areas of Pikesville and Baltimore corresponded with religious affiliation and soci...
Keywords: Lawyers; Sex discrimination against women; Judges; Civil rights; Criminal law; American Civil Liberties Union; Interfaith marriage; University of Chicago; Labor movement; Park School (Baltimore, Md.); International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
Downloads: 56
[movies]Althea Diesenhaus Stroum - 23-July -2001-€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown-Lavitt interviewed Althea Stroum on July 23, 2001, August 27, 2002 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in 1922 in New York City, Althea moved to Seattle with her family at age 14 in 1936. Married for 58 years to Samuel N. Stroum, they had two children, and together dedicated their lives to philanthropy and community service...
Keywords: Philanthropy; Community Service; Awards
Downloads: 21
[movies]Ann Lustig Nieder -€“ 11-July-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Ann Nieder on July 11, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. An energetic social reformer, Ann Lustig Nieder worked for both Jewish and secular organizations throughout her life. Born to Ashkenazic parents, Ann grew up on Capitol Hill in Seattle. In 1945, she received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Washington in Nursing...
Keywords: Volunteer
Downloads: 15
[movies]Antoinette Matlins 20-July and 28-Sept. 2006- To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Antoinette considers herself 'Jewish by discovery.' Her father's Italian Catholic family came from Sicily and her mother's Protestant family from England, Ireland and Scotland. Her parents eloped and were married by a Baptist minister in a small wedding. Antoinette was born in Washington, DC in 1945. Her mother brought up her two daughters in a local Baptist church, inculcating in them her personal values of tolerance and acceptance...
Keywords: Vermont; gemologist; Shir Shalom; Jewish Lights Publication
Downloads: 36
[movies]Laurie Schwab Zabin -€“ 29-April-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Laurie Schwab Zabin on April 29, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Laurie Schwab Zabin's interest in reproductive health began in a volunteer capacity and then led to a distinguished professional career at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Born in 1926 and raised in Manhattan, Laurie obtained a degree in English literature from Vassar and a master's degree from Harvard...
Keywords: Health; Education; Reproductive Rights; Planned Parenthood
Downloads: 32
[movies]Edith Furstenberg -€“ 16-03-2001 €- Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Edith Furstenberg on March 16, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A social worker and homemaker, Edith Furstenberg has dedicated her life to family and the pursuit of social justice. Born in Baltimore in 1910, she was a member of the large Hollander family. Encouraged by her father's liberal views on education, Edith attended Goucher College, traveled alone in Europe as a young woman, and graduated f...
Keywords: Jewish Women; Social justice; Social worker; Education
Downloads: 17
[movies]Deborah Markowitz €“ 12-July-2005- To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
At the core of whatever Deborah Markowitz does in her private and public life is the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam, a Hebrew phrase that means, 'repairing the world.' Deborah, born in Tarrytown, NY in 1961, grew up in White Plains. Both sides of her family emigrated in the early part of the 20th century from the Ukraine and Slovakia. They had absolutely nothing when they arrived, but all the children grew up and became professionals...
Keywords: Vermont; tikkun olam; Municipal Law center; Vermont Secretay of State
Downloads: 16
[movies]Carolyn Danz -€“ 11-May-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Carolyn Danz on May 11, 2001 and May 16, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A Seattle native of Ashkenazic-German descent, Carolyn Danz grew up in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. She was a lifelong member of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, the oldest Reform Congregation in the Pacific Northwest. Carolyn graduated in 1939 from the University of Washington with a BA in Fine Arts, married Jerry Taylor i...
Keywords: Family; Art
Downloads: 39
[movies]Mindy Weisel -€“ 19-October-2010 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Mindy Weisel on October 19, 2010 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. The first baby born in the Displaced Persons Camp at Bergen-Belsen right after the war, Mindy Weisel grew up with the responsibility to âbe everythingâ to her parents, who had survived Auschwitz. Today, she is an acclaimed abstract artist, working in paint and glass...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Art; Holocaust
Downloads: 88
[audio]Ruth Finkelstein - 30-Aug-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Ruth Finkelstein on August 30, 2001 in Baltimore MD as part of the "Weaving Women's Words" project. Dr. Ruth Finkelstein, beloved doctor for generations of Baltimore women, promoted women's health and reproductive rights over a career that spanned half a century. Born in 1909, Ruth was raised in the Bronx and attended the Jacobi School, a private academy for Jewish girls...
Keywords: Baltimore; womens health; reproductive rights; obstetrics; planned parenthood
Downloads: 119
[movies]Nina Lederkremer 24-May-2001 Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Nina Lederkremer on May 24, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Nina Lederkremer's personal and professional lives were characterized by courage and resilience. Born in 1920 into a comfortable family in Poland, Nina's life was torn apart when the Nazis invaded. She escaped by fleeing to Russia and then to Asia, ending up in a displaced persons camp after the war...
Keywords: Immigration; holocaust; education; Hadassah
Downloads: 18
[movies]Sarah Kappelman Harris€“ 24-05-2002 €“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Sarah Harris on May 24, 2002 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Sarah Kappelman Harris divides her life into three parts: her family, her work with Hadassah, and her work with HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society). Born in 1910 to Russian immigrant parents and raised as an Orthodox Jew, Sarah attended Goucher College, graduating with a degree in Romance Languages in 1930...
Keywords: Immigration; Motherhood; HIAS; Hadassah
Downloads: 27
[movies]Arva Gray -€“ 25-June-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Arva Gray on June 25 and August 9, 2001 in Bellevue, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A Mormon convert to Judaism, Arva Davis Gray was a leader in the Seattle Jewish community and a self-described âkitchen Jewâ who served as president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, as a member of the Boards of many local and national Jewish organizations, and was a founder of Bellevue's Temple B'Nai T...
Keywords: Conversion; Cooking; Food
Downloads: 22
[movies]Shirley Silver Selis -€“ 8-March-2002 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Shirley Selis on March 8, March 13, and May 5, 2002 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Known as "Fuzzy" to her friends and family, Shirley Selis was born in 1917 in Baltimore and developed a lifelong passion for dance in childhood. A frail child, Fuzzy's parents sent her to learn eurythmics at the Peabody Conservatory, where she was recruited for ballet at age ten...
Keywords: Dance; Education
Downloads: 24
[movies]Minna Shavitz -€“ 12-March-2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Minna Shavitz on March 12, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A fixture at two of Baltimore's best-known and beloved restaurants, Minna Shavitz was influenced by the strong role model of her working mother, who owned and operated a dry goods store in Georgia with her father. Born in 1910, Min was raised in a small town outside of Atlanta, where hers was one of only two Jewish families...
Keywords: Restaurant, Sullins College, Nate's and Leon's Deli, Pimlico Hotel
Downloads: 24
[movies]Frieda Piepsch Sondland - 01-May -2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Frieda Sondland on May 1 and 17, 2001 in Mercer Island, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A designer of haute couture, Frieda Sondland used her creative skills to survive the Holocaust. Born in Berlin, Germany in 1921, she married Gunther Sondland when she was sixteen and a half years old. When she was seventeen, and pregnant with her first child, Frieda and her parents were forced to leave Germany for Sout...
Keywords: Designer; Fashion; Holocaust; War; Marriage
Downloads: 17
[movies]Blanche Gordon Narodick -€“ 06-June-2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Blanche Narodick on June 6 and July 25, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Journalist and international Red Cross volunteer, Blanche Gordon Narodick graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington and earned a masters degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, launching her career as a journalist, ghost writer, and public relations consultant...
Keywords: Writer; Journalism; Volunteer; Red Cross
Downloads: 10
[movies]Esther Eggleston -€“ 03-April-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Esther Eggleston on April 3, and May 3, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Widowed at age 36, Esther Eggleston managed single motherhood and work as the first female executive administrator of Temple de Hirsch Sinai, serving three rabbis and a growing membership of almost 1,000 families during her 23 years of service...
Keywords: Single Parent; Firsts; ORT Award; executive administrator; Temple de Hirsch Sinai
Downloads: 13
[movies]Dorothy Franco Muscatel -€“ 12-April-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Dorothy Franco Muscatel on April 12, 2001 and April 19, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A vibrant social organizer, Dorothy Franco Muscatel was born in Seattle in 1917 to parents who, in 1910, were among the first Sephardic Jews to immigrate to Seattle from Rhodes, Greece. Her parents and grandmother were instrumental in creating important Seattle Jewish institutions, including the Sephar...
Keywords: Sephardic; Volunteer
Downloads: 15
[movies]Lenora LaMarche -€“ 24-May-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Leni LaMarche on May 24, 2001 and June 25, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A gifted student, teacher, and comedienne, Leni LaMarche has shared her love of Sephardic culture with Seattleâs Sephardic community for over sixty years. Born in Seattle to immigrants from the island of Rhodes, Greece, Leni has lived most of her life in Seattle...
Keywords: Sephardic; Names; Writer
Downloads: 14
[movies]Jane Krieger Schapiro - 11-April-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Jane Krieger Schapiro on April 11, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A fourth generation Baltimorean born in 1922, Jane Krieger Schapiro's independent spirit found expression in her leadership of numerous community organizations. She studied journalism at New York University, but returned to Baltimore, graduating from Goucher College in 1952...
Keywords: Jewish philanthropy, The Associated, Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Downloads: 21
[movies]Lillie Steinhorn -€“ 7-July-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Lillie Steinhorn on July 7, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. With 65 years of government service, Lillie Steinhorn holds the national record for being the longest employed federal employee. Born in Baltimore in 1911, she has lived there her entire life, except for a brief period during the 1930s when she lived in Washington, D.C...
Keywords: Government; Career; Record
Downloads: 24
[audio]Shoshana Cardin - 30-Aug-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Shoshana Shoubin Cardin on August 30, September 4 and 7, and October 3, 2001 at her home in Baltimore County, Maryland as part of the Jewish Women’s Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project.Known by presidents and prime ministers, Shoshana Shoubin Cardin has achieved iconic status in the world of international Jewish diplomacy. The daughter of chalutzim (pioneers), Shoshana was born in 1926 in Palestine and came to the United States a year later...
Keywords: Halutzim; Jewish international diplomacy; pioneer; Zionist; Labor Zionism
Downloads: 29
[movies]Lois Feinblatt - 31-Mar-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Lois Blum Feinblatt on March 31st, 2001 in Baltimore MD as part of the "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in 1921 to Baltimore's Hoffberger family, Lois Blum Feinblatt has focused her professional career, volunteer efforts and philanthropy on providing mental health, adoption and mentoring services in Baltimore. Lois married Irving Blum in 1941 while still a student at Hood College...
Keywords: Weaving womens words; philanthropy; mental health, adoption, mentoring services; JWA; mental health; adoption; oral history; Baltimore
Downloads: 18
[movies]Missode Israel Piha - 28-June-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Missode Israel Piha on June 28, 2001 & September 6, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in Tishmay near the Isle of Rhodes, Greece where she was raised, Missode Piha spent her childhood in a tight-knit Sephardic family of which her father was Hazzan [cantor]. In 1928, she met and married her husband, Sam, an American visiting his family in Rhodes, and leaving her family behind, moved to t...
Keywords: Sephardic; Volunteer
Downloads: 10
[movies]Tillie De Leon - 24-May-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Tillie De Leon on May 24 and June 1, 2001 in Mercer Island, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. An independent, intelligent, and industrious woman, Tillie De Leon is the matriarch of the original Peha family in Seattle, Sephardic immigrants from the Greek Island of Rhodes. One of the first Sephardic children born in Seattle, Tillie's ground-breaking life continued when she left her close-knit community and mov...
Keywords: Sephardic; Career; Peha matriarch
Downloads: 11
[movies]Micky Loveman - 14-August-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women’s Archive
Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Micky Loveman on August 14, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Recognized by a noted retailer as the "Number One Shoe Salesperson in America," Micky Loveman spent a lifetime working in Baltimore's retail shoe business, building a loyal client base. Micky was born in 1918 and moved to Baltimore from Massachusetts at age seventeen to live with her aunt and uncle, after her mother was tragically s...
Keywords: Retail
Downloads: 6
[movies]Blanche Gordon Narodick– 06-June-2001 – Weaving Women’s Words - Jewish Women’s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Blanche Narodick on June 6 and July 25, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Journalist and international Red Cross volunteer, Blanche Gordon Narodick graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington and earned a masters degree from Northwestern Universityâs Medill School of Journalism, launching her career as a journalist, ghost writer, and public relations consultant...
Keywords: Writer; Journalism; Volunteer; Red Cross
Downloads: 5
[movies]Ventura Franco Israel -€“ 31-May-2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Ventura Israel May 31, 2001 on in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A native of Seattle, Ventura Israel was born in 1915, two years after her parents immigrated from Turkey. Forged as a strong woman by the deaths of men in her family-her father's in 1928, her first husband's in 1970, and her second husband's in 1989-she helped support her family during the Depression, and as a twenty-five year empl...
Keywords: Sephardic; Volunteer
Downloads: 16
[movies]Ruth Surosky Levy -€“ 08-September-2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Marcie Cohen-Ferris interviewed Ruth Surosky Levy on September 8, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Ruth Surosky Levy was passionate about her family and her Judaism. She was born in 1922, just 1 year after her Russian immigrant parents settled in West Baltimore. During her childhood, Ruth's mother convened meetings of the Zionist group, Pioneer Women, in the family's store, Surosky's Butcher Shop...
Keywords: Immigration; Zionism; Military; Education
Downloads: 10
[movies]Molly Cone -€“ 22-May-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Molly Cone on May 22, 2001 and May 29, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A prolific and well-loved author, Molly Cone has penned numerous childrenâs and young adultsâ books, travel articles, educational materials, and a history of the Jews in Washington State. Born in Tacoma to Latvian emigrants, Molly grew up in a close-knit family steeped in Jewish traditions...
Keywords: Writer; Travel; Tradition; children books
Downloads: 14
[movies]Amalie Rothschild - 19-August-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Amalie Rothschild on August 19, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A well-known painter and sculptor, Amalie Rothschild discovered her penchant for drawing while still a young child. Born in 1916 to a German-Jewish family in Baltimore, Amalie graduated high school during the Depression and went on to study fashion illustration at art school because it seemed practical...
Keywords: Art; Fashion illustrator; Education; sculptor
Downloads: 25
[movies]Bernice Stern - 22-June -2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Bernice Stern on June 22 and July 31, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A native Seattleite born in 1916, Bernice Stern was the youngest National Council of Jewish Women officer elected at the national level, and first woman elected to the King County Council. She attended the University of Washington from 1932-1935, leaving to marry Edward Stern...
Keywords: Volunteer; Activism; Civil Rights
Downloads: 22
[movies]Reva Ketzlach Twersky - 19-July -2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Reva Twersky on June 19th & 27th, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A medical social worker and community service volunteer, Reva Twersky works for both Jewish and secular organizations to serve those in need. Born and raised in Seattle, Revaâs grandparents and parents, leaders within the Ashkenazic Orthodox community, instilled a love of family and community in her...
Keywords: Volunteer; Orthodox
Downloads: 25
[movies]Ellen David Friedman 8-November-2005 To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Ann Zinn Buffum and Sandra Stillman Gartner, project directors, interviewed Ellen David Friedman on November 8, 2005 in East Montpelier, Vermont as part of DAVARâs oral history project. Ellen David Friedman was born in New York City on May 7, 1952. Since she was 12 years old, she has been a passionate activist. After reading Jonathon Kozol's Death at an Early Age, an account of growing up black in the public schools, she organized her school friends to read the book, and then sell copies door t...
Keywords: social activist; vermont bio; united farm workers; vermont teachers union; united electrical workers
Downloads: 8
[movies]Meta Kaplan Buttnick -€“ 31-May-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Meta Buttnick on May 31, June 20, and July 17, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1913 to Irish émigré parents, Meta grew up among "living libraries," men who told stories of their lives on Alaska's frontier. Educated in Dublin and Paris, she moved to Seattle in 1939 with her husband, Harry, where they raised three children...
Keywords: Orthodox; Oral Histories; Archives; Storytelling
Downloads: 17
[movies]Sara Dalkowitz Kaplan -€“ 04-December-2002 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Sara Kaplan on December 4, 2002 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Veteran Seattle teacher and civil rights activist, Sara Dalkowitz Kaplan grew up in Pearsall, TX. She was the only Jewish child in her county, and her parents drove her 50-plus miles to attend Sunday School each week at San Antonioâs reform congregation...
Keywords: Education; Politics; Award
Downloads: 9
[movies]Dorothy Wittenberg - 26-April -2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown-Lavitt interviewed Dorothy Wittenberg on April 26, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A tireless and loyal volunteer for Jewish causes and Sisterhood, Dorothy Wittenberg initiated and planned, prepared and served the Ida Weinstein Luncheon at Council House for over 25 years. Born in Denver, Colorado, Dorothy grew up in one of the only Jewish families in Tacoma, Washington...
Keywords: Family; volunteer of Jewish causes; sisterhood; Ida Weinstein Luncheon
Downloads: 17
[movies]Bess Fishman - 30-May-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Bess Fishman on May 30, 2001 in Baltimore MD as part of the "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in 1909 in East Baltimore, Bess Fishman's life was shaped by family businesses, working first in her parents' grocery store and later with her husband. Steeped in her father's Zionism, Bess attended Hebrew school five days a week and had to complete her secular studies in night classes at Baltimore's City College after she left Eastern High School to care for he...
Keywords: East Baltimore; Jewish Women; Zionism; family business; volunteer historian and archivist
Downloads: 43
[movies]Randi Abramson -€“ 23-January-2011 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Randi Abramson on January 23, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Randi Abramson is the medical director of Bread for the City in Washington, D.C. A primary care physician, she has devoted her career to providing medical care to underserved people in the nationâs capital. In her interview, she talks about the challenges and rewards of working with poor people...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Identity; Doctor
Downloads: 52
[movies]Esta Maril -€“ 22-May-2002 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Marcie Cohen-Ferris interviewed Esta Maril on May 22, 2002 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Social worker, innovator and arts enthusiast, Esta Maril has focused endless energy on enhancing the social welfare of children and promoting the arts. Born in 1921, Esta's childhood was heavily influenced by her mother's role as the family's main breadwinner...
Keywords: Social work; Education; Art; Johns Hopkins University; U Penn
Downloads: 25
[movies]Ann Meyers Kaplan - 30-March-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Ann Kaplan on March 30, 2001 in Mercer Island, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Ann Meyers Kaplanâs family moved to Seattle from New York City in 1910 when Ann was three. Her father opened a tailoring business in Pioneer Square. For Ann's parents and many Russian immigrants like them, the Settlement House and the socialist-leaning Workmen's Circle were centers of Jewish community life...
Keywords: Advocacy; Hearing Impairment
Downloads: 29
[movies]Alice Abrams Siegal -€“ 10-July -2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Alice Siegal on July 10 and July 19, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A social reformer and political activist, Alice Siegal is a tireless advocate for families and disadvantaged youth and a fierce opponent of discrimination wherever she encounters it. Born and raised in Seattle, Alice grew up within the Orthodox, Ashkenazic community...
Keywords: Activism; Volunteer
Downloads: 35
[movies]Zeesy Raskin 12 June 2007 To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Zeesy Raskin's paternal grandparents journeyed from Russia to settle in Israel before immigrating to the United States at the turn of the century. The small Jewish community in Barre Vermont was advertising for a kosher butcher and a teacher. Her grandfather found employment there. He and his wife raised seven children. All four sons became Rabbis, including Zeesy's father. In Chabad Lubavitcher tradition a rabbi is someone who devotes his life to studying Torah, Jewish laws and traditions...
Keywords: Vermont; Chabad; Rosh Chodesh; Gan Yeladim
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